Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparred on Twitter Friday, and not for the first time, either.It all started when Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on marginalized communities and communities of color, writing, “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities. Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”Ingraham retweeted the congresswoman’s call to action, adding, “The Doctor of Mixology will save us!” in a reference to Ocasio-Cortez’s former job as a bartender.Also Read: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Laura Ingraham After Grammar Tweet: 'You're a Neo-Nazi Fan Favorite'“Didn’t you just put a doctor on your show who faked their employment at Lenox Hill hospital and touted a COVID ‘treatment’ that you tweeted & Twitter had to remove because a man may have died trying self-administer it?” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “I’m sorry, why are you on TV again?”She followed up with a link to a report that Twitter did, in fact, remove a tweet from the primetime host that promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine as having been used by one hospital in New York with “very promising results.” Ingraham went so far as to compare the patient to the Biblical Lazarus, a man believed to have risen from the dead by Jesus.“Typical liberal,” Ingraham branded her. “Doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase ‘admitting privileges’ versus ‘employed by’–maligning a man who has spent his life teaching and saving lives of late stage cancer patients.”The duo fought on the platform last August, too. During that interaction, Ocasio-Cortez called Ingraham a “neo-Nazi fan favorite” after the Fox News host corrected the grammar in one of her tweets.Read original story Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham: ‘Why Are You on TV Again?’ At TheWrap
With several states on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and much of rest of the country in self-isolation trying to stem the spread of COVID-19, Americans have kept busy by binge-watching new TV shows and rewatching old favorites. They’ve also kept busy by tweeting about their binge-watching and rewatching sessions. Over the past 10 days, there has been a 225% increase in tweets about rewatching and binge-viewing TV compared to the average amount Twitter saw last month, the social media platform told TheWrap on Wednesday. Among the TV series that users have been mentioning the most are currently airing shows like “The Walking Dead,” “Tiger King” and “Schitt’s Creek,” as well as concluded programs, like “Friends” and “Orange Is the New Black.” Also Read: Spring TV 2020: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos) Here are the 10 most-tweeted-about TV shows over the last 10 days, according to Twitter. 1. “The Walking Dead” 2. “Tiger King” 3. “Schitt’s Creek” 4. “Westworld” 5. “Little Fires Everywhere” 6. “Orange Is the New Black” 7. “Grey’s Anatomy” 8. “Friends” 9. “100 Humans” 10. “Feel Good” You’ll notice that of those 10 shows, four are Netflix originals, with AMC, Pop TV, HBO,...Read original story Tweets About Rewatching, Binge-Viewing TV Soar 225% From Last Month as Americans Stay Home At TheWrap
President Donald Trump lashed out at the media late Sunday night, criticizing news outlets — including Fox News — for near-constant coronavirus coverage and what he sees as criticism of his handling of the pandemic.“I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the @nytimes, & the @washingtonpost, and all I see is hatred of me at any cost. Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?” he wrote at around 11:30 p.m., after a day full of tweets and retweets.Trump has been particularly critical of the media during the coronavirus outbreak. During a press conference Thursday, he attacked the New York Times and Washington Post, saying, “I know the truth and people out there in the world, they really don’t know the truth. They don’t know what it is.”Also Read: Fox News Media Headquarters in NY Hit With 4 Cases of CoronavirusMeanwhile, the outlets themselves have been ramping up measures to protect employees and outlining the seriousness of the threat facing the country in programming and articles.NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Craig Melvin have been hosting “Today” from their homes. At Fox News, where a fourth employee was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus on Saturday, hosts have implemented social distancing on all shows, sitting at least six feet apart from one another.The president has criticized Fox News for what he sees as attempts by the network to be “politically correct” repeatedly in recent months.Read original story Trump Lashes Out at Fox News and Other Media for ‘Destroying Themselves’ During Reporting on Coronavirus At TheWrap
Tuesday afternoon, several prominent Democratic lawmakers announced they will boycott the 2020 State of the Union address scheduled for later in the evening.Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, two members of the four-woman “Squad” of progressive congresswomen of color, announced via Twitter that they wouldn’t be attending the annual event.“After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution,” wrote New York’s Ocasio-Cortez. “None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it. Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.”Also Read: Iowa Democratic Caucus Results Delayed by 'Inconsistencies' as Campaigns Spin and Cable News SpeculatesMassachusetts’ Pressley tweeted, “The State of the Union is hurting because of the occupant of the White House, who consistently demonstrates contempt for the American people, contempt for Congress & contempt for our constitution. I cannot in good conscience attend tonight’s sham SOTU.”Reps. Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson, who have both had personal confrontations with the president, will not be attending. Nor will Rep. Al Green, Steve Cohen, Earl Blumenauer and Hank Johnson.Waters’ statement on Twitter packed a punch: “To think that I would attend the SOTU to hear the message of an IMPEACHED president is a thought that in no way would be consistent w/ my fight and struggle against this dishonorable president. I will certainly NOT be there!”The State of the Union address is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will be carried by all the major networks.Read original story At Least 8 Congressional Democrats Will Skip Trump’s State of the Union Tonight At TheWrap
Shakira became the Super Bowl's most meme-able moment after wagging her tongue at the camera. Now, people are clarifying that it's actually a cultural gesture.
Do someone need a geography lesson?President Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs for winning the Super Bowl LIV Sunday night, but in doing so, misidentified exactly which of the 50 states Kansas City is located in.In a now-deleted tweet that was captured in numerous screen grabs, the president wrote, “Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure. You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”Also Read: Mike Bloomberg Super Bowl Ad Tackles Gun Violence With Story of Slain Football Player (Video)While part of Kansas City stretches across the boarder between Kansas and Missouri, the Chiefs play in Missouri and the city and its team are largely considered Missourian. The tweet was deleted and reposted, but with the correct state included. Trump and his gaffe trended on Twitter overnight and into Monday morning as politicos tore into him and appealed to voters in states like Kansas and Missouri to consider the implications of the tweet.Filmmaker and Twitter personality Andy Ostroy wrote that the president “spends bazillions on a SuperBowl ad to convince middle America to vote for him and he doesn’t know the difference between Kansas and Missouri. Typical Trump foot-in-mouth disease…”“I urge the people of Kansas and Missouri to think about this in November,” wrote actor and writer Mike Birbiglia. “He doesn’t know who you are. He doesn’t know where you live. He doesn’t know anything about you.”Former Missouri senator and current NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill summed up her thoughts on Twitter like this: “It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot.”Read original story Trump Mocked After He Tweets the Wrong State Won the Super Bowl: ‘Typical Trump Foot-in-Mouth Disease’ At TheWrap
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz attacked CNN’s Manu Raju in the very early hours of Friday morning, calling him “obnoxious” in a tweet.“Manu, in your pissing fight w/ @MarthaMcSally EVERY GOP Senator agreed you were the MOST partisan/unfair Cap Hill reporter. Rather than address problem, CNN top brass ‘released the hounds’ on McSally. Your Qs aren’t hard, but when you’re obnoxious, we answer other reporters’ Qs,” he wrote on Twitter.Cruz’s tweet came as a response to Raju, who had written that when he tried to ask the senator if he defends President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine, for which he was impeached by the House, Cruz ignored him and “split.”Also Read: GOP Sen Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter 'Liberal Hack,' Shuts Down Impeachment Trial QuestionIn his response, Cruz also referenced an incident that took place last week. Republican Sen. Martha McSally called Raju a “liberal hack” and refused to answer his questions last Thursday. She went on Twitter later in the day to confirm and share the exchange.“You are,” McSally wrote in response to a tweet from Raju about the moment she called him a “liberal hack.” She later included a video of the encounter. Raju, the network’s senior congressional correspondent, followed up a half-hour later with the CNN video of the incident.Read original story Senator Ted Cruz Calls CNN Reporter ‘Obnoxious’ and ‘Partisan/Unfair’ At TheWrap
Sen. Martha McSally called a CNN reporter a “liberal hack” and refused to answer his questions on Thursday, which took place in the halls of Congress. She went on Twitter later in the day to confirm and share the exchange.“You are,” McSally wrote in response to CNN’s Manu Raju about the moment she called him a “liberal hack.” She later included a video of the encounter. Raju, the network’s senior congressional correspondent, followed up a half-hour later with the CNN video of the incident.“Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican facing a difficult election race, lashed out when I asked if she would consider new evidence as part of the Senate trial. ‘You’re a liberal hack – I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.’ She then walked into a hearing room,” CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted initially on Thursday.Her refusal to answer a question about the impeachment comes as the Senate prepares to begin its impeachment proceedings. Congress impeached President Donald Trump in December and sent articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday. Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani accused of being involved in the attempt to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son in order to boost Trump’s re-election efforts, told Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that Trump “knew exactly what was going on.” He also said more documents related to the accusations against Trump will be released.Also Read: Latest Democratic Debate on CNN Tops Previous Two With 7.3 Million ViewersA representative for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment on McSally’s characterization of the reporter.Politico’s Jake Sherman commented on the interaction, calling it a “strange answer to a great reporter asking a question that literally every senator” was being asked Thursday.Sherman also pointed out that McSally’s predecessor — the late Sen. John McCain — had a funny relationship with Raju. He pranked him in the halls of Congress a few years ago while Raju did a live report, sneaking up behind him to make a silly hand gesture as he spoke.Read original story GOP Sen Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter ‘Liberal Hack,’ Shuts Down Impeachment Trial Question At TheWrap
Twitter users are speculating over where the pair's independent income may come from.
George Lopez trended on Twitter Monday morning after commenting on an Instagram account that he would kill President Trump to secure a bounty mentioned during a eulogy at Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani’s funeral over the weekend.News of the $80 million bounty — which hasn’t been confirmed as actually being sanctioned by the regime and instead was a comment from someone speaking at the funeral — was posted uncritically as fact to an Instagram account Sunday.Lopez commented, “We’ll do it for half.”Also Read: DNC Demands That Mitt Romney Condemn Ted Nugent Over Obama CommentsAlong with his name, “arrest George Lopez” was soon trending on Twitter as right-wing pundits attacked him for the comment. Turning Points USA founder and president Charlie Kirk tweeted that the comment was “sick” and worth an investigation from the Secret Service. LifeZette TV’s Wayne Dupree, too, asked the Secret Service to get involved. He called Lopez a “violent lunatic” who should be arrested. Mark Levin simply called him a “lowlife.”Commentators on the left weren’t as quick to condemn the comedian.“Trumpers are outraged over comedian George Lopez’s joke-Trumpers want PC comedy when it comes to their side but applaud non comedians like Ted Nugent who called for killing President Obama who was then later rewarded for threatening Obama by being welcomed to Trump White House,” wrote SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah.Read original story Comedian George Lopez Under Attack for Joke About Rumored Bounty on Trump At TheWrap
“I was not prepared,” a Twitter user wrote about the “Silicon Valley” star’s new look. Emily V. Gordon, Nanjiani's wife, had quite the response.
The reality star shared a video on her Twitter account in which she enthuses about the “melted magic”.